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Be aware of California whooping cough

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - As a result of a whooping cough epidemic in the state of California, the Guam Department of Public Health is urging local healthcare providers to be on alert for possible cases of Pertussis and to promptly report it to the agency.   Whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial disease of the respiratory tract, particularly for infants less than a year of age.

I you are traveling to California, Public Health advises that you and your family be properly vaccinated.

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